Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Space Program are a source of pride for Canadians and have made Canada the third country in space. They have also contributed to the growth and development of a first-rate aerospace industry.
Now, we have learned that the government is going to cut the Canadian Space Agency's budget by 10%.
How could this government, which claims to be the champion of innovation and competitive industry, make such a decision? Why did it make this ill-considered decision?